The Grizzly 100 & Big Bear Gran Fondo
The Grizzly 100 & Big Bear Gran Fondo return to Big Bear this year! The Grizzly 100/75K is a National Ultra Endurance Race course offering epic technical riding on some of Southern California’s best single track right in the heart of the San Bernardino mountains. This race draws some of the top mountain bikers from around the world. The Big Bear Gran Fondo is a Mountain Bike ride offering four different routes to fit all levels of riders. With the 30k Skyview or the 50k Skyline course, you’ll enjoy the best riding that Big Bear has to offer.
Event Date: Oct 8, 2022
Registration & Details: bbvrace.com
Phone: (909) 866-8000
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Grizzly 100 Courses
Grizzly 75K – The 75k Over the Top route will challenge those who want a little adventure but not quite to the Grizzly 100 status. Begin up Pine Knot Avenue to Knickerbocker Road, and turn right onto 2N08 fire road. Make the climb here to the famous single track Pine Knot Trail (1E01) and across 2N10, then descend the Seven Oaks Trail. This is a challenging trail with loose terrain, twists, turns, and steep drop offs. Seven Oaks Trail intersects Radford Road and the course turns rightto Frontline Road (1N04) to bring you to Southfork. Start on Santa Ana River Trail (SART) and continue until Middle Control Road. Take a right to Seven Oaks Road, then a left on Frontline Road to Radford Road. This is a dirt climb,steep, exposed and usually very hot, but with beautiful views of Seven Oaks and San Gorgonio. Once at the top, you will ride the famous Skyline Trail back to the Pineknot Trail (1E01) and descend back down 1E01 to 2N08 to Knickerbocker Road and back to the Start/Finish line for a celebration!
Grizzly 100K – The Grizzly National Ultra Endurance Race course offers epic technical riding on some of Southern California’s best single track right in the heart of the San Bernardino mountains. This race draws some of the top mountain bikers from around the world with 100K of riding and 10,000 vertical feet of climb – are you tough enough?
See start times, payout info, and course description >>> LEARN MORE about Grizzly 100
Big Bear Gran Fondo Courses
Gran Fondo 30K – Ridgeline Course
Starting in the Village of Big Bear Lake, riders will pedal up Pine Knot Avenue then up Knickerbocker Road. Following signs to the 2N08 fire road, the pedal continues to Pine Knot Trail (1E01), then on to 2N10 (great photo op of San Gorgonio from Grand View Point!) From there, riders pedal along 2N10 Eastbound on the ridgeline until the beginning of Skyline Trail. Riders will travel along Skyline until the turn around point, then reverse and finish in The Village once again.
Gran Fondo 50K – Skyline Trail Course
The 50K route is a complete tour of Big Bear’s Skyline Trail offering a bigger challenge than the 30K Ridgeline ride but without the dreaded Radford Road climb. Riders start in the Village of Big Bear Lake, travel up Pine Knot Avenue and over to Knickerbocker Road. Adjacent to the historic Knickerbocker Mansion, the route continues up the 2N08 fire road and climbs until the start of Pine Knot Trail (1E01) single track. The leg burning climb continues until the 2N10 fire road. Riders will then travel along 2N10 Eastbound, following signs to Skyline Trail with the best views in the Valley. At the turn around, riders will head back to 2N10, connect to 2N17, 2N08 and back down to the finish.
See start times, course info, and more for the 30K and 50K routes >>> LEARN MORE About Gran Fondo
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